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to nominate chuck hagel as secretary of defense. they explain why some of the fellow republicans oppose him. >> chuck hagel has two terms under his belt as the republican from nebraska. he is also a decorated vietnam war with two purple hearts. those qualifications are among the reasons that president obama is considering them to be the next secretary. and today the republican called hagel an in your face pit and one that he strongly opposes. >> and chuck hagel would be the most antagonistic defense towards the state of israel in the nation's history. >> reporter: and that's because that hagel has taken it here on the terrorist groups. and they have been supported the direct talks with the u.s. designated terrorist states, syria and iran. they have launched attack adds. >> president obama supports the sanctions on iran. and they voted against them. >> reporter: the other controversy, risk drawing the oppositionsing president obama and the gay right groups. in 1998 they opposed that nominee for the u.s. ambassador that will be openly aggressively gay. two weeks ago in the written statement,
. >>> president obama is expected to nominate chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. that announcement would happen as soon as tomorrow. hagel would replace current defense secretary leon panetta, of course lives down in monterey. he's represented the state of nebraska from 1997 until his retirement in 2009 and he may be facing an uphill battle during his confirmation hearings. some lawmakers say that i object to his views on iran and israel. gay rights organizations are concerned about disparaging comments he made about a gay former diplomate. >>> another battle looming on the nation's best. >> that sounds like deja vu all over again. president obama says raising the debt ceiling needs to be done in order to avoid a government default and he wants congress to solve that problem. but he says he's not going to be pulled into a debate about it this year. republicans, however, may want to fight. they may tie the debt ceiling to spending cuts if they haven't -- that they haven't gotten so far. they see it as an opening and going to happen at the end of february when the debt limit comes up
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